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I wish someone told me the following things when I was walking on the clouds of the newfound joy of my salvation at age This list goes beyond the typical recommendations given to young believers read the Bible, pray regularly, get involved in a fellowship, etc. If you click on each point, it will take you to a resource or a Scripture that expands the subject. There are many other points I could have added, but I wanted to keep this post to 12 statements. Christians will break your heart. The greatest pain you will receive will be at the hands of fellow and professing believers.
Not everyone who professes Christ knows Him. The fruit of real faith is love — treating all others the same way you want to be treated. God will not meet all of your expectations and will sometimes appear not to fulfill His own promises. Learn to live by faith, not feelings. Build a library and read the best Christian books in print. Go for depth. Always think the best of others Matthew Choose a mentor, but never choose one who is insecure, speaks negatively about others, and has an inflated ego.
Some of the things you struggle with now you will struggle with when you are old. Resist condemnation Romans Many of the answers you have now will prove inadequate later in life. Always be a student and in the Kingdom. Discover who you are in Christ and learn what it means to live by His indwelling life.
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If you have a question or a comment about a specific article and the comment section has already been closed, please see Frank's FAQ . Our contact appears there. This is a useful list. I wish someone had of shared it with me in the first year of walking with Christ… and helped me through it. When someone comes to me with a problem, I often find myself having to spend a great amount of time breaking through misconceptions and false beliefs about the Bible before I can even get to solving the problem.
It is often a difficult and daunting task depending on how deep the misconception has taken root. Learning to live by faith and not by feelings has been a struggle. I am so thankful that God does not give up on us but keeps encouraging us to grow and delights in our steps of faith. Thank you, Frank. However, I have witnessed the greatest miracles of my life. Great post Frank. I also became a believer when I was There are no words to describe the journey toward maturity in the Christian life.
Yes, if you are in fellowship with other believers, there are truly going to be messy times in your growth. It can be compared to the metamorphosis of a butterfly; struggle, stretch, reach and eventually burst forth to new life. The truth is: we are all in the process of reaching maturity, leaders included. We all struggle to identify exactly who we are and what we are about. I wish someone had told me these things when I first met Jesus almost 13 years ago. Some of them were even church leaders. But by the grace of God, I have moved on and finally out of the institutional church just a year ago.
I was sharing one incident that happened to me at a church more than 10 years ago in our home fellowship and was surprised the pain is still there as my voice cracked with emotion. Thank you for sharing this. What a great list Frank! We need more of this.
Comments This is a useful list. Thanks Frank for being so…frank! Hi Frank Thanks for your encouragement always brother! Good stuff! Thanks for the post Frank. Great as usual. Pain will be the principle instrument God will use to shape your life.Advice for new christians
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